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Teenager shot in Kirkby

Good morning. Some disturbing news from overnight. A teen was shot in a

Blossom Grove, Kirkby. Picture from Google Street View

Kirkby park. Blossom Grove, Kirkby. Close to where the shooting took place state police. Photo from Google Street View Police

verified the 18-year-old victim was blasted in his buttock as they introduced a search for the gunman.At around 9.40 pm on Sunday, a call was received reporting the teenager had actually been shot in Wignall Park, near to Progress Grove.Armed police and the ambulance service participated in and verified that the victim had sustained a suspected shotgun injury to his buttock. He has actually been taken to medical facility for assessment.

Officers will be in the location to carry out forensic, house-to-house and CCTV enquiries and to offer a high-visibility presence within the neighborhood, and anybody with details is urged to come forward. Chief Inspector Steve Rice said:”At this very early stage in our examination

, we are keen to speak with anyone who experienced the event itself, or saw anybody in the location of Wignall Park acting suspiciously earlier tonight. “If you saw a person or individuals escaping from the location around 9.40 pm, you might hold descriptions

, CCTV or dashcam video vital to our investigation.”Wrongdoers included in gun criminal activity have a callous disregard for other individuals in the community, for those families who want to live

in peace, and to carry out such an attack in a park shows this.” I would urge the regional neighborhood to come together to assist us take a stand against the use of firearms and violence. Report anything you saw or heard to us so we can take positive action and get rid of these individuals and their weapons off the streets.”